UConn Spider-Man is known for his sporadic appearances on campus, dressed in a skin-tight suit that lures onlookers for fist-bumps, high fives and selfies. But what most don’t know is his origin story, and how he came to embrace his role as a part-time superhero.
For years, Avon residents have traveled down Old Farms Road, observing its bucolic surroundings as they pass through. The route symbolizes the rural lifestyle fostered by a small town, left virtually unchanged since its origins as a dirt road. Now, looming plans to reconstruct Old Farms have sparked opposition from some town dwellers, who fear the loss of its rustic charm and most of all, the erasure of a cherished place.